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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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A Very Human President
by Jack Valenti

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Click here for 20 full quotes from Lyndon Johnson in the book A Very Human President, by Jack Valenti.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Take civil rights to the country as a moral crusade.
    Practiced as ecumenist; detached from any dogma.
    Stung by intellectuals, but sincere respect for universities.
    Elementary & Secondary Education Act: aid to educate masses.
Foreign Policy
    Goal: 1/2% of GNP for foreign assistance.
    As much personal contact as possible with foreign leaders.
Government Reform
    Staff rule: Don't touch money; let finance dept. handle it.
    Staff rule: Fired for meeting about contract with contractor.
Homeland Security
    Distaste for wiretapping as V.P. and as President.
Principles & Values
    Persuasion over lunch with press, bankers, or black leaders.
    To persuade Congress, persuade their constituencies.
    1968: created national public broadcasting system.
    Obsessive need for information; fanatic about facts.
    LBJ's FBI never wiretapped MLK.
War & Peace
    1965: Vietnam bombing pause to encourage peace talks.
    Convince the Viet Cong we cannot be defeated by power.
    Balance Vietnam fighting without USA versus risking WWIII.
    1968: no run for re-election so Vietnam peace might work.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rent supplements cost less than public housing.
    Great Society required business community's support.

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by Jack Valenti.

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